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Study: Plastic waste pervasive in Mobile Bay, Gulf of Mexico shorelines

Study: Plastic waste pervasive in Mobile Bay, Gulf of Mexico shorelines | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A growing global problem, "microplastic" contamination also is pervasive on the shorelines of Mobile Bay and the northern Gulf of Mexico, according to a newly published study conducted by scientists from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the University of South Alabama.
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Microplastics killing fish before they reach reproductive age, study finds

Microplastics killing fish before they reach reproductive age, study finds | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Tiny particles of plastic litter in oceans causing deaths, stunted growth and altering behaviour of some fish that feed on them, research shows
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8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it

8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The world’s oceans are awash in plastic pollution, and as these maps and charts show, the situation is poised to worsen unless drastic changes take place.
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What these maps don't show is who profits from plastic pollution, and it is largely western corporations.

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Hawaii’s beloved beaches are covered in huge amounts of plastic, survey finds

Hawaii’s beloved beaches are covered in huge amounts of plastic, survey finds | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The debris was not put there by the 2011 tsunami, the research found, but it did derive in part from Pacific ocean currents.
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